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Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th March 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By ainarssems
Fuel filter is not the service item according to...

Fuel filter is not the service item according to Audi service schedule on petrol cars so no surprise there that it had not been changed.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By ainarssems
Servotronic on my S4 feels like it's either on at...

Servotronic on my S4 feels like it's either on at very slow speed or off once you get moving. I have not noticed any gradual increase or decrease in assistance.
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By ainarssems
My colleagues wife works at Homebase and...

My colleagues wife works at Homebase and according to her the last 2 weeks have been the busiest EVER for Homebase. Lots of people stocking up with DIY and garden items so they have something to do...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 20th March 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 129,595
Posted By ainarssems
It was very much unexpected (for me at least) and...

It was very much unexpected (for me at least) and against the logic (my logic anyway) but Andreas Antolopoulos pretty much predicted it. Everybody was selling shares in panic as well and mostly...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th March 2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By ainarssems
It's a shame reputable brands don't do H6W. For...

It's a shame reputable brands don't do H6W. For the PF D2among other cars I found no name LED does not last long, kept changing 1-2 times per year. I have since used Osram and Philips and have not...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th March 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By ainarssems
Isn't the sensor internal in ABS pump? So not...

Isn't the sensor internal in ABS pump? So not sure what you unplugged.

After searching online it looks like it is separate sensor on that can be changed on ABS pump on D3. You can probably measure...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By ainarssems
Just use online version http://www.oemepc.com/

Just use online version http://www.oemepc.com/
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th February 2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,688
Posted By ainarssems
Fuse...

Fuse locationshttp://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=2019&d=1308331472





There is a relay somewhere but not sure which one it is.

Fuel pump is on the right side in the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,688
Posted By ainarssems
Sounds like possibly a fuel pump.

Sounds like possibly a fuel pump.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,672
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, it's a straight replacement. It has a 2 tabs...

Yes, it's a straight replacement. It has a 2 tabs at the bottom and a latch on top. If you have the small trim you most likely do not have the holes in trim at the bottom and would ideally need to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th February 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,672
Posted By ainarssems
Reviving old thread and offering my 4D0863476C...

Reviving old thread and offering my 4D0863476C for sale. I kept mine when sent off my S8 to forum sponsors as I thought if the right D2 came up for sale with LPG I might buy another one and find a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th February 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By ainarssems
Might be OK if he goes on oval/circle with all...

Might be OK if he goes on oval/circle with all turns in one direction and puts on 3 wheels accordingly. :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st February 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By ainarssems
My jaw dropped when I saw the price. When I first...

My jaw dropped when I saw the price. When I first saw steel wheels I thought somebody is giving them away for free. I bought scruffy 16"alloys with tyres from ebay locally to put on S8 before it...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By ainarssems
It's inside ABS unit. I had one of those...

It's inside ABS unit.

I had one of those codes for A6, don't remember which. In my case it was sticking master cylinder not fully releasing. Sometimes if would stick for a bit and release but on 2...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By ainarssems
Or the resistors are for heating it up to working...

Or the resistors are for heating it up to working temp
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd January 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By ainarssems
Thanks for the offer but not really interested in...

Thanks for the offer but not really interested in them. Is that size a typo? Anyway I am mostly interested in winter tyres for 18" and it would be very hard to find another matching pair for a full...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By ainarssems
Not sure if they are still available but aerial...

Not sure if they are still available but aerial grommet part number is 4A5035539 and I should have one if I can find it as I bought one but never got round to fitting it before gearbox failed
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th January 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ainarssems
I will take it

I will take it
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By ainarssems
It does differ a bit for different insurance...

It does differ a bit for different insurance companies generally 60-100, I think most are 75, check your policy T&Cs


You do not loose NCD even if it is not protected, I suspect it does affect...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th January 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,791
Posted By ainarssems
One of the boot lights was filled with water so...

One of the boot lights was filled with water so took it off to drain and to try and reseal it. Measured voltage on LEDs while I was in there and they run at 1V when tail lights are on and 1.7V for...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By ainarssems
In Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3419203 ...

In Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3419203

There is a way of taking advantage of making decent savings using Complete Savings
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By ainarssems
I have never used Brembo but I have plenty of...

I have never used Brembo but I have plenty of experience with other aftermarket brands and OEM .

In essence regular brake discs are pretty simple and made of relatively cheap cast iron but real...
Forum: D3 - Lights 9th January 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,791
Posted By ainarssems
To be honest I have not looked at lights much. I...

To be honest I have not looked at lights much. I did get warning error on dash, went out and checked to see that some LEDs don't work and I have not even checked if it's the same LEDs for tail lights...
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th January 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,791
Posted By ainarssems
Are 5mm/3mm diameter? 5V? Anyone measured current?

Are 5mm/3mm diameter? 5V? Anyone measured current?
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th January 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,791
Posted By ainarssems
Reviving old thread. Did anyone find a good...

Reviving old thread.

Did anyone find a good match of LEDs, need to replace some on mine.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th January 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By ainarssems
I am new to D3 myself so not much experience yet...

I am new to D3 myself so not much experience yet but in general ABS pump should only be running when ABS/ESP/EDL is activated, not all the time. I don't think there are any external relays for ABS....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd January 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By ainarssems
Where are they located and what's the date code? ...

Where are they located and what's the date code?

If they were 18 or 19 inch I would probably take a punt at this price if they are not too old even if my previous experience is that Dunlops along...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd January 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By ainarssems
I always thought green coating is threadlock to...

I always thought green coating is threadlock to stop them from undoing, not antiseize.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th December 2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By ainarssems
I have no experience with D4 and it's probably...

I have no experience with D4 and it's probably not your issue but I know that 3 cards do not work with old phones as 3 is only 3/4/5G and 3G only works on 2100Mhz, not 900MHz and no 2G at all.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th December 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By ainarssems
Just a cheeky though but could you just apply...

Just a cheeky though but could you just apply sticker from another airbag with different part number/date if only just as temporary measure to get them off your back. Would be easier to mail just the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st December 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By ainarssems
I know most people disconnect battery when...

I know most people disconnect battery when disconnecting airbag, I guess it's a fair safety measure for just in case but if everything is working as it should there is no reason why. I disconnected...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st December 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By ainarssems
If you keep ignition off while airbag is...

If you keep ignition off while airbag is disconnected it will not register fault code. Even if you have ignition on with airbag disconnected it will register fault code but light will go off when the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th December 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By ainarssems
On the old cars airbags was only good for 10 or...

On the old cars airbags was only good for 10 or 15 years anyway and was supposed to be replaced after that but it was never enforced due to the cost of replacements comparing to value of 10+ years...
Forum: Daily banter 20th December 2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ainarssems
I was not completely out of V8 scene, I still had...

I was not completely out of V8 scene, I still had S4 Cab after letting S8 go. Well mostly wife was driving it, you know how it goes; I have S8, wife has A6 estate, guess who is driving what! I get S4...
Forum: Daily banter 20th December 2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ainarssems
You are more likely to see my wife driving it, my...

You are more likely to see my wife driving it, my main job is on night shift so during day I am either in bed or if I am on the road chances are I will be in the workhorse A6 diesel estate :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th December 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By ainarssems
PF has side airbags in seats but not the curtain...

PF has side airbags in seats but not the curtain airbags
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 12th December 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By ainarssems
Any interest at 200?

Any interest at 200?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 10th December 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By ainarssems
Testing interest - Toyo Proxes Sport 235/50R18 101Y

David was king enough to put a new set of tyres on the D3 4.2TDI before I bought it and they have done less than 1000 miles.

Tyres are Toyo Proxes Sport 235/50R18 101Y, decent mid range tyres but...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 7th December 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By ainarssems
I put 205/55R16 on my before sending it to...

I put 205/55R16 on my before sending it to scrapyard, they were very small, car very low on out of 2 designs only one just about fitted over front brakes, other would not. If you go 16" make sure...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,724
Posted By ainarssems
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quantum-Longlife-3-5W-3...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quantum-Longlife-3-5W-30-Fully-Synthetic-Engine-Oil-2x-5-Litre-Bottles-10-Litres/253868421568?epid=7032265364&hash=item3b1bbcb1c0:g:9KoAAOSweWZbllHK
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st December 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By ainarssems
It is now :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

It is now :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ainarssems
Back in 8 again

Well me being 8less did not last long, I did not need another car and I was not that keen on D3 but when 4.2TDI came up for sale at 2.5k only 46 miles from me it was too hard to resist.

So I am...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th November 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By ainarssems
Sent PM

Sent PM
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th November 2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 129,595
Posted By ainarssems
Don't think Ripple and Neo can be mined. But...

Don't think Ripple and Neo can be mined.

But yes I am mining Eth and Litecoin or to be more precise I am mining Eth and was mining LTC in the past, now it's too expensive to mine LTC even when...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd November 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By ainarssems
That's a lot of car for 2.5k. Where is it...

That's a lot of car for 2.5k. Where is it located? I suppose you would not be interested in part exchange with B6 S4 Cabriolet if you are looking for something higher.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st November 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By ainarssems
Because yours is S, not A

Because yours is S, not A
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,548
Posted By ainarssems
So what do you drive these days? Do you have a...

So what do you drive these days? Do you have a stop gap car, drive wife's car or take a bus?:)

I still have C5 A6 2.5 TDi quattro Sport which is technically wife's but I mostly use it and a B6 S4...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th November 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By ainarssems
Some A/S8 bit's for sale

With my S8 going to the forum sponsors to be dismantled and me being 8less I will have some bits for sale.

Exhaust is up for sale again http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13142

I have...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,548
Posted By ainarssems
Goodbye to S8

Well the S8 went to forum sponsors Wednesday morning, I kept the alloys putting 30 16" set from A4 bought locally on the car to get it rolling on and off the trailer and cut out cats and sold...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven...

I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven compressor without a clutch.
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